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Washington Nationals Starter Gio Gonzalez Out to Silence San Francisco Giants Bats in MLB Contest

The Washington Nationals host San Francisco on Friday, looking to pick up a win and improve their 43-36 mark against the 42-38 Giants in MLB betting odds action at Nationals Park.

Jake Peavy gets the ball in front of a hostile crowd for the San Francisco Giants on Friday; he's 0-2 on the season. The Washington Nationals, meanwhile, will counter with Gio Gonzalez, who will be looking to improve on his 5-4 mark.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to pick the visiting San Francisco Giants before the first pitch in this match found them as 140 moneyline underdogs earlier today at Bovada. They saw the over/under total of 7.5 earlier at TopBet.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Nationals to win this game 4.4-4.1. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

San Francisco Giants vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Washington Nationals sport a record of 43-36 heading into this matchup, while the San Francisco Giants sit at 42-38 on the season Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs San Francisco injuries news.

The Washington Nationals sit at No. 3 in the current MLB power poll here at Odds Shark, while the San Francisco Giants sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these teams in several key categories is important for handicappers and Washington has baseball's No. 8-rated offensive output, at 8.73 hits per game. The San Francisco Giants average 9.34 hits per game, good for No. 2 on the list.

Pitching and defensive stats are important baseball handicapping betting factors and Washington has the No. 12-ranked defense. In the other dugout, the Giants own the No. 14 mark in runs allowed.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Giants were saddled with a loss last time out in M Cain's start, as they lost 5-4 against Miami on Thursday at Marlins Park.

The Nationals were saddled with a loss last time out in M Scherzer's start, as they lost 2-1 against Atlanta on Thursday at Turner Field.

Betting Trends
  • San Francisco is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 5 games
  • San Francisco is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Francisco's last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

San Francisco at Washington, Saturday, July 4th